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System Requirements

The Himalayan Database requires a PC running Windows XP or Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 and a monitor screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or greater. The program will run on earlier Windows systems such as Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or Vista, but they are not recommended.

The Himalayan Database is a Microsoft Visual Foxpro 9 program.

Macintosh Installation

The original Himalayan Database that was published in 2004 on CD-Rom could run natively on older PowerPC Macintosh computers running OS 8.6, 9.0 or OS X in Classic mode (OS X 10.4 or earlier). This version is no longer supported as Power Macintosh computers are now outdated.

In January 2006, Apple released a new series of Macintosh computers that used the Intel dual-core processor, and soon thereafter released Boot Camp, which allowed these Intel-based Macs to run Windows XP natively. This and other more elegant solutions developed by other third-party vendors such as Parallels (www.parallels.com) and Fusion (www.vmware.com) now enable Intel-based Macs to run the Windows version of the Himalayan Database. These solutions also require the installation of a Windows operating system. The Himalayan Database can be installed as a normal Windows program using Boot Camp, Parallels or Fusion.

CrossOver (www.codeweavers.com) is a commercial program (also based on Wine) that allows you to run many popular Windows programs on an Intel-based Macintosh without installing the Windows operating system. The Himalayan Database is compatible with CrossOver (including macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 11 (Big Sur) and macOS 12 (Monterey) and may be used with CrossOver on your Intel Mac. See

  • Using the Himalayan Database with CrossOver

    for further details.

    Note: CrossOver is compatible with Catalina, Big Sur and Monterey for Intel Macs and supports the Himalayan Database. CrossOver has now been released for M1 Macs and likely does support the Himalayan Database.

    Wine is a free, open-sourced software system that allows you to run many popular Windows programs on an Intel-based Macintosh using OS X 10.6 (Snow Leaopard) through macOS 10.14 (Mojave) without installing the Windows operating system. The Himalayan Database is compatible with Wine and is implemented through the WineBottler application. See

  • Using the Himalayan Database with Wine

    for further details.

    Note: The Wine versions of the Himalayan Database will not work properly with macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later. It is unlikely that Wine will be further developed to support macOS 10.15 or future versions of macOS.

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